Medicare vs. Medicaid | Health Tennessee

Medicare vs Medicaid – What is the Difference?

Anastasia Iliou Medicaid, Medicare, TennCare

Medicare Versus Medicaid: What’s the Difference? It is easy to confuse these two terms, and while they may share many similarities, there are also some fundamental differences between the two. Medicare is a federal government-sponsored healthcare plan that is available to all Tennessee residents and United States citizens 65 years or older who have been a legal resident of the …

Are You Eligible for TennCare? |

Are You Eligible for TennCare?

Anastasia Iliou TennCare

Are You Eligible for TennCare? What is TennCare? TennCare is the state Medicaid program in Tennessee administered jointly by the federal government and the Tennessee state government. TennCare was established in 1994 under a federal waiver that authorized states to come up with their own Medicaid rules. TennCare serves low-income families, individuals, and children who need help paying their medical …

Who are the TennCare Providers? |

Who are the TennCare Providers?

HealthTN Affordable Care Act/Obamacare, TennCare

Here we are again, discussing some more of the basics when it comes to TennCare, and a question that keeps popping up is who is actually handling TennCare when it comes to the services? Funny you should ask. Like many states, Tennessee is not in the health insurance business, we just work with companies that handle that for us. In Tennessee, …

Beginners Guide to Extra Help |

Beginners Guide to Extra Help

HealthTN Medicare, Prescription Drugs, Seniors, TennCare

Simply put, plenty of times, we find that our clients struggle with paying for the basics of Medicare. As experts in taking care of our citizens right here in Tennessee, we’re here to tell you that you may be able to get help if you cannot afford Medicare. You may qualify if you have limited income and resources because there …

How Do I Apply For TennCare? |

How Do I Apply For TennCare?

HealthTN TennCare

As with so much of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the simple answer is “just apply online!” But, all the same, the answer is there are several ways to apply for coverage and that’s the important thing. You can apply for TennCare at, but we all know that you may not be prepared to go through the whole application …

Letters to the editor, April 6: Insure Tennessee

HealthTN News, TennCare

Governor should fight for his plan When Governor Haslam first introduced his Insure Tennessee proposal he said, “My faith doesn’t allow me to walk on the other side of the road and ignore a need that can be met – particularly in this case, when the need is Tennesseans who have life-threatening situations without access to healthcare.” I believe it’s …

TennCare Solutions: Have you been denied TennCare?

HealthTN Affordable Care Act/Obamacare, Kids and Family, TennCare

Many Tennesseans have attempted to get health care coverage through TennCare or CoverKids, only to be told that they must apply for TennCare through the Health Insurance Marketplace at But what happens when these individuals are being denied TennCare or Medicaid coverage? You can still qualify for tax credits to get lower monthly payments and the health coverage you deserve! states …